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Capital : Abuja
Language :  English
Currency :  Naira
Population : 186 987 000
Area : 923 768 km2

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Nigeria facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on October 1, 1960.
2. The population density is 185 people / km2.
3. The country is three times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Protestantism, 41%.
5. The longest river is Niger.
6. Full name of the country – Federal Republic of Nigeria.
7. Motto of the country – “Peace and unity, strength and progress”.
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9. The highest peak is Chappal Waddi 2419 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 22 °C, in July 28 °C.
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11. Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa.

12. Nollywood is the term used to describe the Nigerian film industry, the third largest in the world for Hollywood and Bollywood.

13. There are approximately 521 languages ​​spoken in Nigeria. This number includes 510 living languages, two second languages, and nine extinct languages.

14. Nigeria has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, according to the International Monetary Fund.

15. In this country diesel was discovered in 1956.

16. Nigeria has the highest birth rate for twins in the world.

17. The Nigerian press has the greatest freedom of speech from African countries.

18. Nigeria is a world leader in the field of peace operations.

19. There are 31 universities in Nigeria.

20. Although the illiteracy rate is around 50 percent (one of the highest in Africa), the goal of Nigeria is to eliminate it in the shortest possible time.

Author: Turyst

21. The fertility rate is around 6 children per one woman.

22. The most popular musical instrument is the drum.

23. Nigeria has the potential to be the most powerful country in the world.

24. The cost of living in Abuja, is more expensive than the cost of living in London.

Author: MR

25. Nigeria has the largest number of musicians in the world.

26. They have an unjust right, and even the death penalty can be waived for a small theft of an ordinary citizen, and only a few months’ imprisonment for the theft of billions by powerful people.

27. There are over 370 recognized tribes in Nigeria.

Author: MR

28. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 46 place,
      – 2018 year – 42 place.

29. There are over 124,000 professional soldiers and 57,000 reservists (2018).

30. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 360 tanks, 1450 armored vehicles, 95 jet aircraft and 35 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 148 tanks, 1420 armored vehicles, 122 jet aircraft and 42 helicopters.

Author: Wojak

31. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $2,300,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $2,330,000,000 .

32. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around ships, in 2018 the year is about ships.

Author: Wojak

33. In Nigeria, obesity is associated with wealth and abundance.

Author: Alicja

34. In 1967, during the civil war, both sides of the conflict agreed to a 48-hour ceasefire to watch the game of Brazilian footballer Pele.

Author: Henia

35. The minimum wage is 18,000 naira per month (data from 2011).

36. The amount of income tax in Nigeria is 30%.

37. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 18.8% .

Author: Daria

38. 5 Nigerians have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

39. The richest of them is Aliko Dangote with assets worth over $14.7 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

40. In Nigeria, an average adult consumes about 10.1 liters of pure alcohol a year.

41. The most beer is beer – 8%, then spirit – 1%, wine – 0.4%, and other alcoholic beverages – 90.6%.

Author: AlkoWorld

42. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

43. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

44. The average IQ level is 84.

Author: EduKacJa

45. In this country there are 40.4% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 73 609 608 people).

Author: Reebeka

46. Built-up speed allowed is 40 km / h.

47. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the usual road is 80 km / h, and on highways 120 km / h.

48. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

49. In 2013, 6,450 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

50. 1.3% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

Author: AutoMania

51. In this country, over 5,791,000 motor vehicles are registered (32 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

52. 8% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 14 580 000 people).

53. 76.5% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

54. On January 27, 2002, an accidental explosion of military explosives occurred. which caused a big fire. who killed over 1,100 people

Author: Fiorella

55. In this country there are over 193 200 km of paved roads (0.3% of all roads in the world).

56. In this country there are 54 airports, 40 of the paved surface.

57. In this country there are more than 3,528 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

58. In this country, over 92 699 000 (2015) 98 339 456 (2018) people have access to internet (about 53% of the population).

59. About 15,000,000 (2015) 17 000 000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

60. The national top-level domain is .ng . There are over 33 140 websites with such an extension.

Author: http

61. The most popular pages with the extension .ng are: google.com.ng, jumia.com.ng and tribune.com.ng.

Author: http

62. This country has 2018 over year $47,250,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.25% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

63. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $657 218 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $376,000,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

64. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 10.5% GDP, or around: $69 007 890 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 21.3% GDP, or around: $80,088,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $440.

65. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $20,930,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $22 072 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

66. The tallest building in the country is the radio mast in Abeokuta with a height of 321.5 meters.

Author: BobBudowniczy

67. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 10 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

68. The lowest temperature: 2.8 °C was measured at Potiskum.

69. The highest temperature: 46.4 °C was measured in Yola.

Author: weather

70. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

Author: medi

71. The average life expectancy in this country is 50.3 years (women – 51 years and men – 49.5 years).

Author: Wilga

72. In 1986, Wole Soyinka received the literary Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

73. In this country, depending on the region of residence, men and women can get married at the age of 18-21.

74. In this country, women having their first child on average 20.3 years old.

75. 10 women give birth to 52 children on average

Author: Nadia

76. The average age people living in this country is 18.2 years old.

77. The country is around:
80,424,000 people (43.01%) in the age range 0-14 years.
100 749 000 people (53.88%) in the age range 15-64 years.
5 815 300 people (3.11%) over 65 years old.

78. In this country, about 7,038,000 children are born each year (3.8% of the population), and about 2 410 000 people die (1.3% of the population).

Author: Sara19

79. Left-sided traffic was in force until April 1, 1972.

Author: AutoMania

80. In this country, a person who is 7 years old is subject to criminal liability.

81. There are 762,000 km2 of agricultural land in Nigeria (84% of the country).

82. 15 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

83. Jos is the highest city in the country.

84. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1958.

85. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 43 days.

86. The country joined the United Nations on October 7, 1960.

87. The work week is 40 hours.

Author: Statyk

88. 47% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

89. 102698 km2 of the country is covered by forests (11.3%)

90. In 2016, death penalty was imposed on three people.

Author: Statyk

91. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 24%, and for companies 30% (2018).

92. The tax on goods and services is 5% (2018).

93. The level of inflation in 2018 is 11.1%.

Author: Fan%

94. Nigeria has 21400 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

95. About half of the Nigerians have no access to any source of energy.

Author: Bartek

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What is the highest mountain in Nigeria?
The highest peak in Nigeria is Chappal Waddi (2419 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Nigeria?
Niger is the largest river in Nigeria.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Nigeria?
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What is the national dish?
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What Nigeria has national colors?
National colors: green and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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What countries borders Nigeria?
Nigeria borders with such countries as: Benin 773 km, Cameroon 1 690 km, Chad 87 km, Niger 1 497 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 18.2 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 18,000 naira per month (data from 2011).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Nigeria?
The population density is 205 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Peace and unity, strength and progress”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 46.4 ° C was measured in Yola.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 2.8 ° C was measured at Potiskum.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta